Today Lionsgate released a new trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller, Future World. The trailer offers us a glimpse into the an alternative version of the future that seems very inspired by Mad Max.
We get hints of a world ravaged by war. Those who have managed to survive are ruled by violence. They organize gladiator style fights and small pockets are trying to survive. Again, I reference that this has already been done in the Mad Max franchise. I wish I could say that I was impressed, but I’m not. Even more so after finding out that James Franco is directing the film. The only thing new and different about this particular plot is the inclusion of a synthetic robot played by Suki Waterhouse. I’m left wondering how the people in the realm of Future World are able to keep that kind of tech functioning in a desert environment. Then again, that’s logic.
The official synopsis for the film is below:
Future World follows a boy named Prince as he searches the barren desert for a mythical medicine to save his dying mother, fighting against a deranged raider and drug queenpin with the help of an android looking to find its soul.
In addition to Franco starring as the insane Warlord, the film also stars Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil), Lucy Liu (Kill Bill), Suki Waterhouse (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Method Man (Keanu) and Snoop Dogg (The Joker’s Wild). Franco is directing the film alongside Bruce Theirry Cheung, who has been riding the indie scene and has worked with Franco in the past.
Future World will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in select theaters and On Demand on May 25, 2018.